McNeil Point Hike on Mt. Hood – One of the Best in the Pacific Northwest


Aficionados of Mt. Hood always have a favorite location to visit on a midsummer day.

My favorite destination is the McNeil Point Shelter via Bald Mountain.

The wildflowers of almost every color decorate the alpine areas.

Storm clouds moved through from time to time, creating ever changing patterns on the glacier-covered summit of the mountain.

As I sat and rested near the shelter built from rocks, the crashing of boulders tumbling town the glaciers were often heard.

Another grand day in the Pacific Northwest.

Sunlight breaking through the storm clouds on Mt. Hood

Sunlight breaking through the storm clouds on Mt. Hood

Ripe Huckleberry

Ripe Huckleberry

Gentian in the early morning light

Gentian in the early morning light

Gentian opening up to the sunshine

Gentian opening up to the sunshine

Pink and Yellow Monkey Flowers in an alpine meadow

Pink and Yellow Monkey Flowers in an alpine meadow

Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly

 

Old Men of the Mountain

Old Men of the Mountain

Final stretch to the Shelter

Final stretch to the Shelter

Monkey Flower

Monkey Flower

McNeil Point Shelter

McNeil Point Shelter

Butterfly

Clodius Parnassian Butterfly

Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Bee on a Bistort

Bee on a Bistort

Beargrass

Beargrass

Hellebore

Hellebore

 

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6 comments

  1. Outstanding!! Double outstanding all of them!!

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  2. John

    We are going to Mt Hood this weekend and had McNeil Point on our list. It has been 15 yrs since I was there last. I was going to google for road directions and then I saw your email. Do you have any directions you can send. It would be really helpful. We do not have a lot of time but we are trying to make time for this hike. Your photos look great. I remembered all the flowers last time I was there. Do you think we need trail directions or is it straight forward. As I recall there is an optional trail we took on the way down that was more direct but steeper. I have been following all your hikes. You are definitely on the go a lot. That is great.

    Gary Hill

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  3. Wow, I really enjoyed these photos so much, John. Elegant.

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